Today's Announcements
Thursday, August 21st 2014

Titan Information
Dress Code
In order to protect the learning environment, we ask students and parents to help in assuring that all students dress appropriately for school. Among items not appropriate include:

This, along with clothing that is distracting in nature, will be referred to an administrator.

Parking Lot Traffic Flow
As most of you are aware, last week a new parking lot traffic flow pattern was introduced.  The change in traffic pattern was intended to accommodate an increase in traffic volume due to the large influx of new 9th grade students.  We appreciated your patience and constructive comments as the new system was initially tested.  Although the traffic flow has improved since the first day of school, we still seek to make the process more convenient and safe for all those involved.  Accordingly, we have modified the plan as follows [please consult the new map]:

  1. Yellow Route.  Parents/guardians can drop-off/pick-up at the football stadium.  This is the fastest option with the least restrictions.  Vehicles must enter and exit at the same location, and when leaving, must turn south on 108th Street and proceed toward Schram Road.
  2. Blue Route.  This is the new pattern, with the parking lot accessed through the second entrance, and drop-off/pick-up occurring along the entire front curb of the school.  If you are traveling westbound on Highway 370, turn onto 108th Street from Highway 370 using the outside turning lane.
  3. Red Route.  The first entrance to the school parking lot can now be utilized by parents/guardians for drop-off and pick-up.  This option will be familiar to many, as it was primarily utilized in previous years.  If you are traveling westbound on Highway 370, turn onto 108th Street from Highway 370 using the inside turning lane.

No matter what option, we ask that you remain watchful for pedestrians, and continue to move your vehicle as far forward (north) along the drop-off/pick-up zone as possibleWhen the vehicle ahead of you moves forward, please move yours forward as well, then merge into the thru lane and out of the parking lot. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

--PLSHS Administration

NHS Meeting
There will be a mandatory NHS all member meeting Thursday, August 21st at 7:15am in the library or 3:30pm in room D14.

Titan Town
Titan Town will be open 9:30-11:45am on Friday. It will be closed Friday afternoon.

Gaming Club
Hey, get hyped up for another awesome year of Gaming Club! Weekly Thursday meetings start this week! Play card games, board games, video games and role-playing games from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the school library. Check out the info fliers in the hallways for a link to the Gaming Club's website and Facebook group.

Golf
Young men interested in playing golf for the Titans should report to room E02 for a 15-minute meeting at 3:30pm on Tuesday, August 26th. Golfers out for other sports or with conflicts should contact Coach Anderson or Coach Keller.

Key Club
If you would like to help the community and meet new people come volunteer with Key Club this year. Key Club is a service organization with many volunteer opportunities. We hold Halloween Safe Night, Easter Egg Hunt, and other volunteer events throughout the year. Our first meeting is this Friday before school at 7:30 and after school at 3:30 in Mrs. Homan's room B21. If you are a past member or interested in joining please attend. If you have any questions talk to Mrs. Homan, Miss Schellenberger or Bri Eisert for more information.

HOSA
HOSA, a club for students interested in the health and medical fields, will have its first meeting this Friday, the 22nd in D11 at 7:15. As a club, we've visited the Creighton anatomy labs, attended workshops put on by med students, volunteered in the community by teaching children about health and safety, hung out with undergrads to learn about college prep, and competed in state HOSA events. If you've got the interest in healthcare and medicine, we've got the opportunities. See Mr. Diehl (ldiehl@paplv.org) or Erin Bertone for details.

All School Musical Auditions
Music and Acting auditions are Aug. 26th and 27th at 3:45pm in the Titan Theatre. Dance Auditions are Aug 26th at 4:15pm Titan Theatre. Any student who would like to audition for the fall musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” needs to see Mr. Nienhueser in Room A11 for an audition packet.

Upward Bound Club
The Upward Bound Club College Prep Hour will be meeting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm in D07. If students have any questions, please contact Ms. Fugitt in Rm. 1406.

Baseball
Baseball meeting on Monday, August 25th at 3:35pm in Mr. Spilker's room. This is for all students who are not out for a fall sport. If you have any questions see Coach Lynam or Coach Spilker.

Girls Soccer
Attention all girls who are planning to play soccer for the high school teams: There will be a short meeting in Coach Ingwerson's room Tuesday, August 26th starting at 3:25pm. Plan to attend to get information on several things pertaining to our soccer program.

Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends is looking for new members to serve as peer role models to help support students with Autism. An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, August 26th in room D06 at 7:20am for those interested in joining and for those who were peers last school year. If you have any questions please see Ms. Hazlewood or Ms. Tolstedt.

Drivers Ed Classes
Applications are available in Career Ed. The next class starts August 25.

DECA! DECA! DECA!
Welcome back to school! DECA is having its first meeting of the year on Monday, August 25th in the library. The time is 7:00-8:15pm. Yes, this is at night, not in the morning. You will receive a DECA handbook, dates, and all the events we will be working on this school year. In order to join DECA, you must be in a business class, marketing 1, or marketing 2, or by permission from Mr. Penas. Are you looking for a resume builder, career enhancement, communication skills, and a bunch of fun? You will be able to gain these skills as well as so much more! See you at the DECA meeting on Monday, August 25th in the library from 7:00-8:15pm at night in the library. Note: DECA is a marketing/business club.

Intramural Flag Football
Intramural flag football sign-ups will run through Friday August 22nd. Get your team turned into Coach Lynam in the PE locker room by Friday. You will need at least 5 players to play in the league. Questions or concerns, please see Coach Lynam.